Craspedia globosa Billy Buttons

A very attractive perennial plant with long stemmed golden globe flowers. Long flowering, from spring to summer, on a narrow rosette of leaves which are covered in woolly hairs. They naturally grow in rather swampy places, so need a moist but well drained soil to be at their best. Very frost tolerant, and can take dry periods and coastal sites. Grows from an underground rhizome, so if the plant dies off, it can resprout.
Propagate from seed, which germinates in a couple of weeks, normally. Great cut flowers, long lasting, stout stems, with an eye catching shape. Can also be used for drying. This plant has now been renamed Pycnosorus globosus.

Scientific Name:Craspedia globosa
Family:Asteraceae
Common Name:Billy Buttons
Other Common Names:Drumsticks
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.1 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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